Thursday, May 12, 2011

Framed Doilies

Boy, long time no post! We've been having crazy internet issues -can't access ANY foreign (i.e. US) sites (no blogs, no google, no webstores, no news articles...) except at random times throughout the day and for only short windows. Very frustrating! Things seem to be working for the moment, though, so here goes...

I made this reusable stamping mask by using the negative from a diecut and a Zig 2-Way glue pen (following the pen's instructions for a temporary adhesive). It's important to use very thin cardstock, otherwise you'll have a hard time getting a clean impression when you stamp around the edges.

I cut my mask out of a piece of cardstock the same size as my cardfront (here, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"), with the cut-out centered evenly. That way, it's just a simple matter of lining up the outer edges of the mask with the edges of the cardfront, and I know the stamped result will always be perfectly aligned, like so:

The mask is good for several uses before it needs to be replaced (you might need to refresh the adhesive a bit). I've already made three cards with this one, and it's still going strong!

The weather here is getting warmer and warmer, and we've been having lots of fun roaming the neighborhood and noshing on street food. My current favorite is made-to-order stir-fried noodles with egg, veggies, and hot pepper - SO good! It's hard to believe that as a teenager, I turned up my nose at the mere mention of Chinese food. My, how times have changed!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: My Mind's Eye "Gertie: Girly" (doilies), "Hattie: Remember" (label), Hero Arts "All Occasion Messages" (sentiment); Ink: ColorBox pigment "Picante", "Antique Pewter"; Accessories: Cricut / Design Studio / Storybook cartridge, adhesive pearls, foam adhesive, Zig 2-Way glue pen

1 comment:

  1. Lovely! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)